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Chinese and Indian Students Flocking to Australia

Great news for international students wishing to study in Australia.  Recently the visa laws concerning entry for students wishing to study in Australia have been relaxed.  This, combined with the drop in the Australian dollar and the high quality of education offered by universities and colleges, has suddenly made Australia the number one destination of choice for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.

In 2013 universities were allowed to entice foreign students with quick visa approvals and granting them the right to two years of work after graduation as part of a reform package to stem further losses of overseas student income. The immediate result was to see a boom in the number of student applications from Chinese and Indian students.

New Immigration Department data shows that 74,019 foreigners applied to study in Australia during the three months to September 2013 - a 7 per cent jump year-on-year, and the highest number of quarterly applications in four years.

Chinese students fuelled the increase, with a 20 per cent rise in the number applying to study in universities and TAFE colleges in Australia.

Interest from Indian students more than doubled, with 4148 applications in the three months to September 2013, compared to just 1987 applications a year earlier.

Australia now has 346,965 international students - a quarter of them from China and nearly 10 per cent from India.

Universities Australia yesterday predicted strong growth in overseas student numbers throughout 2014.

This is a golden age for Chinese and Indian students to study at an Australian college or university.

At World Schools Review we can provide you with advice and address questions that you may have regarding being a foreign student in Australia. 

You may wish to also undertake a study tour of Australia. We can help to facilitate a study tour based on your personal requirements.  Please feel free to contact our international study tour department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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